£4k lottery grant for war memorial project

Stickford War Memorial. EMN-150806-142717001

Stickford War Memorial. EMN-150806-142717001

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Stickford Local History Group has received £4,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to research the war memorial in the village.

To mark the Centenary of the First World War, research will be carried out into the history of Stickford clock tower war memorial, the names recorded on it and also those who came home from the 
war.

An exhibition will be held to display the information which will enable people to come together and share their memories of those who had first-hand experience of the First World War.

The money was awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme.

Cheryl Steele, chairman of the group, said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and look forward to carrying out our research and planning for the exhibition.”

Stickford war memorial, erected in 1923 and paid for by public subscription, 
is in the form of a clock tower and is unique in 
Lincolnshire.

The group said it is important that the history of it is recorded, along with information about the 
men listed on it and their comrades who returned 
home, so that they are never forgotten.

The research that is undertaken will culminate in the production of a book which will be launched in 2016. In addition to this, the information collected will be added to the website of Stickford Local History Group.